§ 11. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether in view of the considerable number of stokers who have been discharged from the Royal Navy in recent years on account of diseases of the chest, he will cause a special inquiry to be made as to the possibility of improving the conditions under which stokers have to work in order to minimise the risk to which their health is exposed?
I can assure the hon. Member that constant consideration is 2108 given to improving the conditions under which Naval personnel work and live. No special inquiry is considered to be necessary.